|Crosswalk to Prevailing School Librarian Practice Standards
The National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries, by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and
the Future Ready Librarians Framework, by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
The table below offers a simplified crosswalk between common skills emphasized across the two sets of standards, and the practice of OER curation. We welcome school librarians to adapt and add to this crosswalk, as they work to articulate the links between OER and their professional practice.
|SL Skill Area
|Example Prevailing Standards
|Links to OER Curation Practice
Inclusion and Accessibility
AASL: School librarian (SL) demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.
Future Ready: SL creates inclusive collections that acknowledge and celebrate diverse experiences.
Through open licensing, SLs are able to access and innovate in the alignment of materials to local accessibility needs and to students’ unique learning affordances.
The adaptable nature of OER also enables SLs to localize their curation projects and make them relevant so that they speak to the diversity of their learners.
Self Directed Learning
AASL: SL challenges learners to act on an information needs by modeling and guiding students in self-directed, information gathering behaviors.
Future Ready: SL encourages and facilitates students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning.
SL invites learners into their curation process as co-curators, reviewers and editors of open materials that are curated.
SL supports learners in becoming “producers” who contribute to scholarship as published authors of assignments.
AASL: School librarians contribute to and guide information resource exchange within and beyond the school learning context.
Future Ready: SL advocates for equitable access to collection tools using digital resources, programming, and services.
SL encourages teachers and learners to share their work as OER, and helps to make these resources discoverable for future users by organizing them and adding metadata.
SL models and trains school stakeholders on how to use, share, attribute, adapt, and remix openly licensed resources based on knowledge of use permissions.
SL encourages the use of tools and collections that are freely accessible and openly licensed, and that help to advance principles of equity and access in education.
AASL: SL provides an environment in which resources that support the school’s curriculum and learning goals can be collaboratively selected and developed.
Future Ready: SL provides flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and community; SL partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments.
|SL invites teachers and learners to participate in the collaborative curation of learning experiences — from the articulation of the curation goals based on identified needs, to gathering their feedback on and refining curation outputs.